My friend Heather told me about Walmart’s new version of price-matching called Savings Catcher – have you heard about it? Instead of showing the ads at the register, you can enter your receipt information on their Savings Catcher app or website and they will find prices that are lower than what you paid and add the difference on an eGift card.
I have to admit that I’m somewhat skeptical that it will really catch everything that’s a lower price, and whether or not it will truly match prices at all local stores (specifically Sprouts, which is not as big of a chain as Safeway and Kroger). Plus, it says that it doesn’t apply to store brand items, so I’m guessing that it won’t “price match” the $0.99 eggs at Walgreens since they aren’t going to be the same store brand.
Their FAQ states that it does apply to “most” fruit and vegetables but since Walmart sells a lot of their produce by the each instead of by the pound like some other stores do, I’m not sure how much produce they will actually price match or price adjust. (To be honest, I’ve haven’t been into Walmart in forever and it’s been even longer since I’ve bought produce there, so I don’t know what the current state is.)
You can read lots of information about how it works on the Walmart Savings Catcher website (click on the FAQ at the bottom for details).
I used to shop at Walmart a lot more, but with limited time these days I focus almost all my grocery shopping on King Soopers and Sam’s Club (and Sprouts but it seems like I always run out of steam before I get in there!). I don’t think this will convince me to shop at Walmart, but I have to admit I’m really curious how it works!